Every quivering tongue of flame
Seems to murmur some great name,
Seems to say to me “Aspire!”
No endeavor is in vain;
Its reward is in the doing,
And the rapture of pursuing
Is the prize of vanquished gain.
~ Henry W. Longfellow
Never be sad or desponding
If thou hast faith to believe;
Grace for the duties before thee
Ask of thy God and receive.
~ Fanny Crosby
Almighty God, make me conscious of my weaknesses, and make me ashamed of my indulgences. Give me a victory over self; and may I consider more what I put in my life. May I be eager for that which will inspire me for greater aspirations. Amen.